SALEM - George W. Haudenschilt, 87, of Wellsville, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at 3:45 a.m. at Essex of Salem.
Born in East Liverpool, June 8, 1925, he was a son of the late Lemoine Haudenschilt and Ruth Creel Haudenschilt Buzzard. A lifetime area resident, he worked for Homer Laughlin China until he retired in 1987 following over 40 years of service. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was a 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus where he was a past Grand Knight and past Faithful Navigator, as well as a past leader of Carroll Council Squires.
Following high school, he served with the U.S. Army during WWII where he participated in the Battle of the Bulge offensive. He later held membership in Chester VFW.
Survivors include his brother, Glenn Buzzard, and his wife Nedra, of Hubbard, Ohio, along with his best friends, Jim Derosky of Wellsville and Frank Derosky of Lehigh Acres, Fla. There are also many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Eileen Reed and Anna L. McDowell, two brothers, Arnett Buzzard and Erett Buzzard, Jr., and his stepfather, Erett Buzzard Sr.
Friends may visit Thursday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Fr. Peter Haladej will conduct a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish at St. Aloysius Church.
Burial will be at Columbiana County Memorial Park where Tri-State Veterans Burial Group will conduct military honors.
Following the service, family and friends will gather at Dawson Family Center for fellowship.
Memorial tribute may take the form of contributions in care of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Northeast Ohio Region, 6060 Rockside Woods Blvd., Suite 315, Independence, Ohio 44131.
View George's memorial webpage and send condolences online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.